Following the seemingly successful hosting of the 30th Annual Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Philippines will be hosting another major sporting event, namely the 11th Asian Swimming Championships next year at the New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac.

The Asian Amateur Swimming Federation (AASF), together with the Philippine Swimming, Inc. (PSI), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) signed the partnership during the official signing ceremony and press conference on December 8.

It is the country’s first hosting of this event.

According to AASF Secretary-General Taha Sulaiman Al-Kishry, the event will be held from November 7 to 17 of next year.

He also added that the General Congress will convene during the championships for the elections, which is held every four years.

The General Congress will be held on November 8, 2020. It is set to gather the executive board of Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) Bureau and other high-ranking officials in the ASEAN.

The Asian Swimming Championships is a major aquatic sports event held every four years among athletes from 50 Asian countries that are part of the AASF. It consists of five disciplines, namely swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and open water swimming.

Among the contenders include Qatar, Japan, Korea, China, Nepal, and Bhutan.